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Re: Not many TT riders goes Hydrofoil ?

Postby Toby » Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:20 pm

I also think the jibing keeps TT riders away, so much more hassle.
For me personally the 2000 I hated jibing, was really bad at it (need windsurfed before).
Best thing wer that TTs came along.

Tried strapless surfboard few years ago and got reminded of the directional beginnings. Hated to crash all the time, so skipped it and found the best for me.

But once the foils get cheaper I think you will see more and more people specially for light winds.

And a TT foil is something te industry should closely look at...might be a great market.

And the combination of foil and board for wave is awesome.

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Re: Not many TT riders goes Hydrofoil ?

Postby revhed » Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:54 pm

Peter_Frank wrote: how is it at your spot if a hydrofoil culture has built
P F,
Great question again.
Every KBHFer I know came from TT and most DR also.
Almost all still enjoy both.
Does seem though to be mostly older guys or Racing young guys.
At least for my close hardcore kiting culture friends a good session usually includes,
TT KBHF 2015?
They are all super fun and based on wind speed changes, choices can be made using the same kite.
KBHFing has opened the fun factor a lot for those who live in less wind areas.
I noticed that it is "self advertising" because when most of the non KBHFers are on the beach in lowind, they see first hand see what works!
I am just amazed it has taken so many years for most to see the lightwind session solution.
He who plays often with the most toys wins!
@ Starsky, use a board made for learning to fly a KBHF, surface area, scoop, rails,ect.

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Re: Not many TT riders goes Hydrofoil ?

Postby Starsky » Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:28 pm

Probably great advice, but I know pretty clearly how I will go about it. I'll wait for the right med aspect foil to turn up and buy it. bolt it to the bottom of a large wake board and learn to ride it in boots behind a boat, you know, to be more like Laird!

Have no aspirations to ride a big board and will in all likelyhood end up strapless with it on something pretty minimal, you know, to be more like Rebstock!
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Re: Not many TT riders goes Hydrofoil ?

Postby MartinWNG » Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:27 pm

Peter, thank you for a very interesting post and for starting this discussion! :clap:
Peter_Frank wrote: It makes sense though, as waveriding and hydrofoil is both about the feel of purity and smooth carving sensation, and most of all, the feeling of ZEN. when it all works !!!
Johhnn wrote:I felt at a disadvantage learning because I had no experience riding a surfboard. Still I was able to learn and it is fantastic! Zen...yes! When you can go out in the lightest of winds, turn downwind a little, ride in silence, hear birds and waves breaking around you, it's the best. Surreal.
I LOVE these insights! :thumb:

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